Genocide in Burma, Trump to End DACA, Mnuchin Wants Debt Ceiling Hike for Harvey: A.M. Links

|

  • White House

    Refugees fleeing Burma are accusing security forces of perpetrating a genocide. Rohingya Muslims have seen their villages burned down and their children beheaded.

  • President Trump is reportedly planning to say he wants to end the DACA program for individuals brought to the country illegally as children but delay enforcement for six months, with an announcement to come tomorrow.
  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is arguing that raising the debt ceiling will make it easier to send federal aid to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Hillary Clinton tweeted out an endorsement for a social media hub for Clinton supporters created by Peter Daou, which shortly became the target of a cyber attack.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as a wildfire continues in the Verdugo Mountains.
  • Angela Merkel faced her main rival in the German elections in a televised debate where both candidates targeted Trump but not each other.
  • Bomb experts in Frankfurt defused an unexploded World War 2 bomb.

Advertisement

NEXT: Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. On this most holiest of holidays, Krayewski?

    1. Hello.

      On Labour Day?

      Now that’s dedication to the links!

      1. Get that U out of there. It’s a desecration.

        1. ColoUr me unmoved. Do me a favoUr and let me be on this wonderfully grey LaboUr day.

          Is it Under Armour or is it Under Amor? Hm? Eh? Ah!

          I rest my case.

  2. Bomb experts in Frankfurt defused an unexploded World War 2 bomb.

    ISIS has claimed responsibility.

  3. Angela Merkel faced her main rival in the German elections in a televised debate where both candidates targeted Trump but not each other.

    You know who else targeted America?

    1. Pootie Poot?

    2. Madison Avenue?

    3. The Japanese?

    4. Hurricane Harvey?

    5. Zee Germans?

    6. Beavis and Butthead?

  4. Hillary Clinton tweeted out an endorsement for a social media hub for Clinton supporters created by Peter Daou, which shortly became the target of a cyber attack.

    Someone repurposed Hillary’s bathroom email server.

  5. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is arguing that raising the debt ceiling will make it easier to send federal aid to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

    Ease up on the hard sell, Steve. It’s going to get raised.

    1. If they abolished the Federal flood insurance, we could save money before AND after hurricanes.

    2. More like debt brick chained to our necks while falling over into the great abyss.

  6. President Trump is reportedly planning to say-

    In a historic first.

  7. …he wants to end the DACA program for individuals brought to the country illegally as children but delay enforcement for six months, with an announcement to come tomorrow.

    Considerate of him to give the legal challenges time to bear fruit.

  8. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as a wildfire continues in the Verdugo Mountains.

    Texas can send some water in payment for all those Californians Brown has been sending to Texas.

  9. Refugees fleeing Burma are accusing security forces of perpetrating a genocide.

    “We don’t use the G-word here.”

    1. Thanks G.

  10. Here’s the best thing the media can do when reporting on ‘antifa’

    Is the answer to be fair and factual?

    The best thing journalists can do is to relentlessly explain the beliefs, scope and scale of antifa, and to resist conflating it with liberal groups. And most important, to challenge politically motivated efforts to create a false equivalency between antifa and the rising tide of white supremacy. There is no comparison.

    Oh okay, my mistake.

    1. “They have no political allies,” national political reporter David Weigel of The Post observed of antifa, asking rhetorically, “Who is the Corey Stewart of antifa?” (Stewart is the Virginia politician who unfurled Confederate flags at rallies as he ran unsuccessfully in the recent Republican primary for governor and who says he will challenge Sen. Tim Kaine next year.)

      Can’t taint the Democrats with their stink.

      1. Dave Weigel really is an intellectual zero.

        1. To insult Weigel is to insult yourself.

  11. Vegan baker gets barrage of abuse after making a ‘Kill Nazis’ cake decorated with weapons and sharing a photo on Instagram

    Surrounding the words ‘Kill Nazis’ on Shotwell’s cake are frosting decorations of brass knuckles, a chain and a club studded with nails.

    Wouldn’t eat.

    1. You know who else had Nazi cakes? At least Hitler’s wasn’t vegan.

      1. “At least Hitler’s wasn’t vegan.”

        And the veil falls. You’re literally a Nazi sympathizer.

  12. Jonah Goldberg:

    the idea that an ideology being based on “equality” somehow exonerates it is ridiculous. It, of course, depends on what you mean by equality. Equality under the rule of law is the bedrock principle of liberal democracy. Enforced economic equality is the stuff of totalitarianism. And not just economic equality; if you’re confused on this point, you should read Harrison Bergeron.

    the simple fact is that most of these ideological rationalizations for why Antifa is so very different from the alt-right or “fascists” are morally obtuse distractions. Sure, the ideological arguments invoked by Antifa and the alt-right are different. Fine. Also, who cares? Let’s say for the sake of argument Antifa is “better” than the alt-right? Congrats! You’ve established that you’re better than Nazis. Good for you. The relevant question is whether Antifa’s behavior is morally or legally justifiable and the obvious answer is “Of course not.”

    1. What many people fail to understand is both the Alt-Right (which is a poorly and variously defined; let’s limit to the neo-Nazis and white supremacists) and Antifa (which is a well-defined organization of uniformed members) are both comprised of individuals. Each of these individuals has equal rights under law, but the moral worth of the political and social opinions of an individual is unique to the individual. Let’s allow that the average evil of Antifa members’ opinions is somewhat less evil than the average evil of Alt-Right members’ opinions. (After all, communists are really just national socialists minus the explicit racism. Even though racism was a feature of every communist government in actual practice, it is not an ideological selling point of Marxism.) Still, there’s a distribution of individual evil about the mean group evil of each organization. The means of the evil of communists’ ideas and the evil of Nazis’ ideas are pretty close, so there’s going to be a lot of overlap in those two distributions of evil. (The center-leftist-authored Black Book of Communism puts its civilian death toll at over 100 million and nobody needs a retelling of how horrendous Nazism was.) However, that does not mean that every individual who identifies with either group is a fountain of pure evil: yes, these are both insanely evil ideologies, but individuals are often deluded by false dichotomies, even well-intentioned individuals.

  13. Are Millennials Experiencing a Crisis of Masculinity?

    A new masculinity is clearly, if ever so slowly, emerging, but the old conceptions of what it means to be a man still remain. For millennials this creates a unique inner conflict: we have been raised with the old masculinity of our fathers, but we’ve also internalized the fluctuating gender norms of our changing world.

    My take: a real man crushes mad puss, and that will never change.

    1. You’re in point then, as the puss is always mad after you crush it.

    2. Real men don’t give a shit about definitions of real men. It’s like being cool, if you gotta ask, you ain’t.

  14. President Trump is reportedly planning to say he wants to end the DACA program for individuals brought to the country illegally as children but delay enforcement for six months, with an announcement to come tomorrow.

    Good! The broke the LAW, and when a person breaks the LAW, they MUST deal with the CONSEQUENCES!

    1. Hold on there/ Minors can’t sign contracts and can’t give consent to sex. How can infants be held responsible for their parents bringing them across the border illegally?

      I am half-serious. I understand (and agree with) the moral proposition that if some kid has been in this country since infancy, it is immoral to deport them to a country they don’t know, whose language they may not know. But I am curious if anyone has ever mounted a legal defense base don minors not being able to break a law they were ignorant, incapable of even knowing about or comprehending, and could not have obeyed under any circumstances.

      If parents are busted for meth labs or bank robbery, they put the kids in foster homes. Has anyone ever tried the same logic when parents are deported for crossing borders illegally?

      I am really curious. Speaking for a friend, of course 🙂

      1. I understand (and agree with) the moral proposition that if some kid has been in this country since infancy, it is immoral to deport them to a country they don’t know

        The individuals who signed up for Obama’s Dream Act would have their admission they they are illegals used against them. Meaning: they trusted the government, and now they could get fucked. Lesson learned.

        Regarding your question: I am sure every legal defense imaginable will be waged against Trump’s decision, with judges taking sides on the issue, so it will mostly be a lot of TEAM whining and fighting, with people who did nothing other than exist being caught in the crossfire.

        1. they trusted the government, and now they could get fucked. Lesson learned.

          Future libertarians?

      2. To put on my strict constructionist hat:

        That argument would protect them from any punishments for breaking the law. However, deportation to their country of citizenship isn’t, legally, a punishment. They are not being punished with exile for violating US immigration law; they are simply being sent back to their legal home.

        That they don’t know their legal home country or possibly its language is not something the actions of the United States did to them, but something the actions of their parents did to them. And it is not the legal responsibility of the United States to ensure that citizens of foreign countries are not disadvantaged by bad parenting decisions made by their foreign citizen parents, even if those bad parenting decisions strongly disadvantaged them. They can, of course, apply to the government of the country of their citizenship for help dealing with the consequences of the bad decision of their parents.

        Any special leniency to illegally-resident aliens because of poor decisions by their parents would not be a matter of their rights, since they do not have a right to US residency under law, but of discretionary policy on the part of the US government, and so outside the purview of the judiciary to order. Judges do not have a warrant to go forth and order whatever they think just; that would be the essence of replacing the rule of law with the rule of men.

  15. Gunfire erupts ahead of J’Ouvert festival

    An early Monday shooting left two people wounded ahead of Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival even as police beefed up security for the dawn celebration that is typically marred by violence.

    Gunfire rang out in Crown Heights about 5 a.m. on Union Street between Utica and Schenectady avenues ? a block away from the route of Monday’s West Indian American Day Parade on Eastern Parkway.

    The city this year shortened the hours of J’Ouvert in an effort to curb the violence that often tarnishes the celebration. The official pre-parade party began at 6 a.m. instead of 4 a.m.

    Commenting on the time change of the J’Ouvert celebration, Gardener said, “It should have made it better, but I guess not.”

  16. “Refugees fleeing Burma are accusing security forces of perpetrating a genocide. Rohingya Muslims have seen their villages burned down and their children beheaded.”

    Has anyone else asserted that villages have been burned and children beheaded? Because if the only sources of these accusations are Muslims, I hesitate to believe them. I have seen too many claims of victimization made by Islamic groups turn out to be utter pigswill.

    Mind you, I expect that the Burmese government is fully capable of such stupidity. But I want an independent source first. And, no, a New York Times reporter doesn’t count. Co-Dependent is not Independent.

  17. raising the debt ceiling

    I think this is fine. But we need a War on Weather. Especially sunny days that always precede the rainy ones and then the hurricaines. We need to utterly obliviate sunny days and then our people can be at peace again and our children will be safe.

    Jill Stein approves this message.

  18. Hillary Clinton tweeted out an endorsement for a social media hub for Clinton supporters created by Peter Daou,

    now we know who has the 30,000 ‘scrubbed’ emails

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.